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Article | July 2, 2014
Videojet: CO2 laser marking systems
Delivering high-quality simple and complex code across a range of marking speeds and suitable for a wide array of substrates, Videojet’s 3330 30 watt and the 3130 10 watt CO2 laser marking systems help boost productivity by improving line integration.
When speed is a priority, manufacturers can utilize the dot font mode in both the 3130 and 3330 to mark up to 30% faster than vector fonts, according to the company, enabling print speeds up to 150,000 products/hr.
Because line integration in cartoner and labeler applications in some pharmaceutical, beverage, and food industries is challenging due to space restrictions, more than 20,000 standard configurations within the company’s CO2 laser marking line are available, including 21 mark window options and three laser wavelengths.
With three available laser wavelengths, the CO2 lasers can mark on a range of substrates including PET bottling, plastic labels, laminated cartons, and many other plastic materials common in consumer packaging.
The 3330 and 3130 are suitable options for serialized coding applications in the pharmaceutical, tobacco, cosmetics, and other industries. The high resolution marking head on the 3330 and 3130, when supported with good material handling and proper line integration, are said to deliver consistently high-quality datamatrix codes.
An air cooled laser source plus optimized power settings reduce heat and provide high reliability by extending the life expectancy of the laser source up to 45,000 hours. Complementing the 3330 and 3130, the company offers a range of fume extraction systems and filter options that can be tailored for the given application, helping to remove smoke and particulate debris and improving uptime by keeping the laser lens clean.
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